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Would a hospital still hire me regardless of the type of training? Any suggestions that would help me get a position at a hospital instead of LTC? Nothing against the elderly but my desire is peds...like everyone elses dream it seems!
I know some hospitals, including the one I work at, hire people who have no job experience(I'm one example). However, since I've never worked on Peds, I can't say for sure if there are or aren't special stipulations when it comes to this type of unit. Also, each facility is different and will have their own pre-employment requirements when it comes to being CNA certified, job experience(or lack of), how much, where, etc.
On a positive note, I do recall that a friend of mine who had no prior CNA job experience, did get hired at the Children's Hospital(here in WI) to work as a CNA while she was in nursing school. This was probably about 8 years ago, though.